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The brink of a dangerous situation

to stand on a precipice.

A headlong fall or descent
A very steep cliff

I resolved to remove my tent from the place where it stood, which was just under the hanging precipice of the hill; and which, if it should be shaken again, would certainly fall upon my tent.

a high and very steep or approximately vertical cliff
A precipice is a very steep cliff on a mountain
If you say that someone is on the edge of a precipice, you mean that they are in a dangerous situation in which they are extremely close to disaster or failure. The King now stands on the brink of a political precipice
{n} a headlong or perpendicular fall
A headlong steep; a very steep, perpendicular, or overhanging place; an abrupt declivity; a cliff
A sudden or headlong fall
{i} steep slope; cliff; chasm; brink of an abyss; danger, risk, peril
a precipice
{n} steep
plural of precipice



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    cliff, bluff, crag, height, sheer drop, steep


    /ˈpresəpəs/ /ˈprɛsəpəs/


    [ 'pre-s(&-)p&s ] (noun.) 1613. First attested in 1598, from Latin *præcipitium (“a steep place”), from præceps (“steep”), from præ + caput (“head”). First meaning of the noun is recorded from 1632.

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